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The FPL players who have been performing well in Football Index over Xmas


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The busy festive period is a tricky time for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers.

Get it right, and big hauls await. Get it wrong, and blanks abound, with this year’s Covid-based postponements meaning failures are more common than ever.

But is this the case for Football Index players as well?

Football Index is a kind of stock market where people use real money to bet on football.

You buy Shares in individual players whose value can rise or fall depending on their performance both on and off the field.

I’m actively using FI this season with more than a nod to FPL, seeing which aspects of each game marry up, and which don’t.

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The Match Day Dividends (MDD) – the FI payouts based on individual Gameweek performances – frequently line up with the bigger FPL hauls some players bring in.

Over the Christmas period (Gameweeks 14 to 17), that has been the case, to a degree.

Where the similarities between the two games is even more marked is when we also factor in Media Dividends – those payouts based on the amount of coverage a player earns based on both their current performances and other factors such as transfer gossip.

So big Christmas performers such as Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who raked in 35 FPL points over those three matches, also did well on FI.

He earned nothing extra in MMD, but two first places in FI’s daily Media Dividends tables brought in 10p per Share for his owners.

That lack of MMD returns seems a touch strange, particularly considering he brought in a season’s best 17 points from the 6-2 win over Leeds in Gameweek 14.

But he was eclipsed on that day by Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi, who scored 16 points in FPL as his side beat West Brom 3-0 – enough for him to take home the star player award in FI, which involved a massive 14p per share.

If either player had been bought by an FI Trader, however, they would have earned them extra money again from In-Play Dividends.

These are handed out to Traders for every goal, assist and clean sheet etc that their players produce during the first 30 days of ownership.

That’s a great way of earning rewards during a really busy time such as Christmas in the Premier League.

In fact, festive investment in the English domestic game is a particularly good idea as many of the other major European leagues that FI also features for Dividend payouts are currently on their Christmas breaks.

A quick look at the last ten days of MMD awards backs this up.

Five star awards and six best forward wins have gone to Premier League players. Even more recently, the last four defender and goalkeeper payouts have involved England-based assets.

Timing, however, is everything.

One of the best performers over the festive period has been Arsenal midfielder Bukayo Saka, who has accrued an impressive 19 FPL points from the two post-Christmas matches alone.

That has helped his FI Share Price push up from a mid-December low of around 90p to a New Year peak around the £1.50 level.

He’s also produced solid In-Play Dividends from a goal and two assists in those two matches.

Positive coverage in the press also saw him fall just short of winning Media Dividends on Wednesday.

There should be plenty more starring roles for the up-and-coming winger on the pitch in the future – and some back-page headlines to go with it.


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826 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I can see this being a tight game

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Nah pool win all the way

  2. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    No
    KDB
    Stones
    Son

    Taylor injured on 10 minutes

    Klich and Adams off on 57/59

    Got Son for a hit

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      You have upset the gods

    2. ivantys
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Think I beat you with Taylor/Coufal/Lamptey/Son/Sterling/Welbeck/Burke

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Ouch

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Guaita of all ppl carrying me lol

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Score predictions?

        Newcastle 1 - 3 Liverpool

        1. Podge
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          1-5

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          0-2

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I would like this!

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Goals from Henderson and Gini (assisted by Firmino)

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                no xD

              2. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Why do you not own Salah mate?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Salah (VC), Kane (C)

                  Just feels like it round off the gameweek in typical fashion

        3. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          1-4

        4. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          0-5

        5. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          1-4

        6. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Newcastle 0 Liverpool > 1

        7. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          4-0 to pool

        8. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          0-4

        9. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          2-5

        10. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          3-0 ncastle

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Zambian witch doctor has done it.

        Good night y’all

      • Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Robbo hattrick pleaseeee

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/519522/event/16

        League leader in one my leagues, all season without Salah, the luck.

        1. Bolivian Seaman
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          3,950 in the world without salah! impressive (or jammy)

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Mix of both I guess, luck a massive part though

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thats nothing compared to whats going on in my mini league. It's making me sick.

        3. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Or just proves that no-one is essential and that the word "essential" has always been stupid in FPL with so many routes to get points.

        4. Podge
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Many ways to skin a cat, why ever you’d want to do that.

        5. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          he had salah for a bit i just studied him. wasted his bench boost like a newb

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Ahhh did he? Haha noob indeed then:)

        6. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Must be hitting captains when needed.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Oh for sure, his luck has been incredible!

        7. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Well I believe this season anyone could have done well by completely not owning at least one big hitter
          Salah in this case, must have utilized the cash smartly

        8. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I was without him since gw7 and did surprisingly well

      • Lucackadoodledoo
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I suppose the whole WC gw 17 FH 18 and BB 19 isnt the best plan anymore?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yup, haven’t properly looked ahead yet anyway but barring maybe TC, I don’t think I’ll be playing any chips over the coming weeks if it continues

          1. Lucackadoodledoo
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Thinkin the same. Could seriously backfire

          2. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I have my bench boost squad in place for gw15 apart from a 2nd keeper.

            Still want to go through with it. But late decision

            1. Flynny
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Gw19

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          not sure about those who WC in 17 but as a GW16 WC'er I'm still FH'ing in 18 but may not BB in 19 anymore.

          1. Lucackadoodledoo
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Yea i was gonna get all the dgw players and bb 19 too. TC salah probably worth a punt

          2. Goonerly
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I'm contemplating WC'ing in GW16.
            Mind sharing your team?

        3. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          My FH18 plan hasn't changed. Building for GW17 still in progress.

        4. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Statements should not have question marks on the end of a sentence?
          But no.

          1. Lucackadoodledoo
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Thanks Ruperto 😉

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Xxxx

        5. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I'm doing it. Nothings changed for me.

      • Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        On the plus side.. atleast kane and son will be well rested for Leeds match.

      • Footieboot
          3 months, 14 days ago

          DCL, KDB, Son, Kane, Anguissa, Coufal, Stones, Dier.

          Safe to say this is my worst gameweek ever.

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            join the club

          2. FPL.team
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I scored less in GW6 of this season than this week.

        • Stoic
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Bought Son and Kane in a -12

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            oof

          2. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Doing a -12 during Christmas season AND covid is just plain lunacy

          3. acidicleo
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Atleast the FPL towers should give 12 points back..

          4. Forza Papac
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Rough with the smooth contender

          5. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            My word

        • Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Which Liverpool will turn up?

          The Liverpool vs Palace and Spurs

          The Liverpool vs Fulham and WBA

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 14 days ago

              The pool vs spurs is an extremely lucky one

              1. Bruce Lee
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                I didn't know Jose plays fpl

                1. ivantys
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Did you even watch that game lol

                    1. Bruce Lee
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      you're not getting me with that weak bait

                      1. ivantys
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Means you didn't watch then.

                2. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  the former

              2. Nespinha
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Sticking with BB19 anyway. Pick two to remove until then:

                A) taylor
                B) grealish
                C) son
                D) martial

              3. Forza Papac
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Wouldn't be massively disappointed with a Robbo blank. It's one of those weeks where even a couple of appearance points will come in handy.

              4. Bruce Lee
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                interested to see this phillips lad

                played for stuttgart on loan

                1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  He's better than Rhys Williams in my opinion. From what I've seen.

                2. jdp219
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  He's had a couple appearances this season. Seems a pretty solid, no-nonsense defender (from what little I saw, at least).

              5. Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Hattrick of Goals from Salah & Assists from Robertson..

                1. jdp219
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Already? 😉

              6. Slim25
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Hi Gents,
                I've got 2 free transfers in the bank, what would be the best transfers to make to set up for the double gwk 19?

                Current team;
                Martinez,
                Stones, Coufal, Ayling
                Soucek, KDB, Bruno, Salah, Grealish,
                Kane, DCL
                (Button, Mitchell, Lewis, Brewster)

                Cheers!

                1. MGD
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  At least put up some suggestions to show that you have made some thinking yourself?

                  A bit too much spoon feeding..

                2. ralfb
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Anyone who plays

              7. Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Newcastle should make this entertaining and uplifting to the nation by giving us an open game

                Even if they lose 8-2

                Who care if Salah scores 5 goals

                The nation needs the entertainment

              8. Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Do we have Kane or Son captain here?

              9. Hattrick Harry
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                So far weak display by pool

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Ahahahaha.

                2. Jindaljain
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  I found captain kane

              10. Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Halftime score 4-0

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Ban

              11. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                when did Pool become terrible? Losing here or draw at best

              12. Goonerly
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                How does this team look for GW17?

                Pope
                Mitchell - Dier - Robbo
                Salah - Bruno - Son - Saka - Mahrez
                Bamford - Watkins

                Bench: Cancelo - Adams - Targett

                Considering doing a -4 for Mahrez --> Zaha as a 1 week punt. Hate having Mahrez in my team...
                Should I consider WC'ing even, to set myself up for GW18 & 19?

              13. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Williams sprint speed in Fifa?

                1. TimoTime
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  69

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Actually meant to ask phillips

                    1. Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      51.

              14. Homer21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Robbos ankle!!

              15. Footieboot
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Nat Phillips is terrible

                • Hattrick Harry
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  0-0 pool as bad as expected, castle winning in the end

                • Goonerly
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  How does this team look for GW17?

                  Pope
                  Mitchell - Dier - Robbo
                  Salah - Bruno - Son - Saka - Mahrez
                  Bamford - Watkins

                  Bench: Cancelo - Adams - Targett

                  Considering doing a -4 for Mahrez --> Zaha as a 1 week punt. Hate having Mahrez in my team really!
                  Should I consider WC'ing even, to set myself up for GW18 & 19?

                • ralfb
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  What a weird gw / 56 points and green arrow

                • Stand By Mee
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Is Che vs Mci likely to be postponed?

                  Trying to decide if I’ll transfer kdb to Neto to protect my tv

                • Stand By Mee
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Is Mitchell back to starting XI or just covering?